College Counseling

The College Counseling office seeks to support the mission of Founders Classical Academy and​ help students to determine their post-secondary plans and understand the college search, application​, and selection​ process. While we realize that not every student will attend college, or perhaps not attend immediately, it is our goal that our graduates have excellent college opportunities from which to choose, and that we have provided them with the resources and guidance to pursue these opportunities.

In many ways, college preparation begins the moment a student walks through the doors of Founders. They are given opportunities to grow intellectually, philosophically, morally, and socially. They are encouraged to think deeply and live well, and to develop the habits of a lifelong learner. In order to be well-prepared for the college selection process, students should seek challenges, work hard in their studies, develop their character, and pursue happiness.

​ Choosing a college requires time, effort, and thought. The College Counseling office serves to make the college search and application process both efficient and effective. ​As students see their choices develop, they will ​discover that it is time well spent.

Please click the links below to download documents prepared by our college counselor to guide students and parents through the college application process.

College Counseling Calendar

Here is a list of important college application and testing dates for the 2017-2018 school year. Visits from college admissions representatives can be found on the school's public calendar and are scheduled on a rolling basis.​

Plan Your College Visits

High school students are allowed two excused days of absence for college visits during their junior year and two excused days of absence for a college visit during their senior year. The College Visit Absence Request Form can be found here.

Consider using your school holidays to make college visits. Always be sure to schedule well in advance to ensure availability at the college, especially if visiting on a holiday. Consider also using Spring Break, Bad Weather Days, Student Holidays, Early Release Days, and stop at colleges along the way during any road trips or travel in the summer.​​

Questions for College Representatives

How do you know if a college will be right for you? Thoughtful, thorough questions will not only increase your knowledge about the school, but show the representative that you are an informed participant in the admissions process. Click here for a list of questions to keep in mind as you first begin looking into colleges.

College Visit Checklist

You've got your list of colleges, and now you're on campus for the first time. What do you say? What should you look for? Use these questions to guide your conversations with tour guides, students you meet, and admissions representatives. Take notes and record your impressions immediately after each visit. You’ll be glad you did!

Manage Your Applications Using Naviance

Naviance's Family Connection is a college and success planning tool designed to help high school students plan their college search, communicate with their counselor, and stay on top of tasks and assignments related to the application process. All juniors and their parents are provided with an individual registration code for their account, which they will use throughout their junior and senior years. Students in 9th and 10th grade ​can request access to an account directly from Ms. Harris.

You can also use this guide to navigating the program​.

Request a Transcript

​​Please click here to download a transcript request form. The transcript fee is waved for all college applications for all Founders seniors. ​

Your transcript request ​form and payment of $4.00 (if not a current Founders senior applying to colleges) can be turned in at the front office ​or mailed to:

​Mrs. Pamela Cunningham, Registrar

Founders Classical Academy of Leander

1303 Leander Drive

Leander, TX 78641



Ms. Sarah Harris

College Counselor

sharris@responsiveed.com

College To Do Lists

Wondering when and how to begin planning for college? Use the documents below to get started:

  • 9th and 10th Grade: Your Early To Do List
  • 11th Grade: Junior To Do List
  • 12th Grade: Senior To Do List
College To Do List (Fr & So).pdf
College To Do List (Junior).pdf
College To Do List (Senior).pdf